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Live blog: Exeter v Bantams
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EXETER 4 CITY 1
City's play-off dream was left a distant hope after a harsh defeat in Devon.
The Bantams played well but once again struggled to turn decent possession and chances into goals.
Keeper Matt Duke had a miserable afternoon. He was credited with the first goal after Craig Woodman's corner bounced in off his back.
And he was also caught out by the cross for Lawson D'Ath to nod number two.
James Hanson had a header scrambled off the line as City piled on the pressure after the break.
City's efforts were rewarded when sub Kyel Reid's corner was deflected in.
But comeback hopes were immediately dashed by the excellent Scot Bennett from 25 yards.
And John O'Flynn added some gloss to the result with a late tap-in on the break as City threw men upfield.
It's all over, 4-1 to Exeter.
Arron Davies shot from edge of box straight at Duke.
Four minutes of added time to play. Scoreline ridiculously harsh on the Bantams.
4-1 to Exeter as O'FLYNN pokes home fourth on the break. City caught throwing bodies forward.
Wells coming on for Nelson but is it too late now as City go to three at back?
But now it's 3-1 as Bennett screamer flies past Duke from 25 yards.
2-1 as REID vicious corner turned in off Exeter head.
Molesley booked for foul on Hines.
Reid shot through crowd of players but doesn't miss by much.
Fantastic cross from Reid which Hanson should have buried but volleys over bar with Krysiak beaten.
Connell shoots from distance but it's well over.
D'Ath subbed by Keohane for Exeter.
Great play from Reid again but Connell cannot reach his cross. More frustration for City.
Now Hanson whips in cross but Hines too late to react.
Much more positive play from both wingers but Hines cross too deep for Hanson in goal-mouth.
Hanson header from Jones corner cleared off the line!
Good link-up between McHugh and Reid to win City corner.
Duke comfortable save from Bennett's 25 yarder.
Hanson knock-on for Connell but he cannot make most of chance.
Hanson works space for left foot shot but it flies just wide.
City switched to 4-4-2 with wingers on.
City back out early for second half. Reid and Hines on for Doyle and Thompson.
Half-time 2-0 to Exeter.
Debutant Lawson D'Ath nods in at far post after Duke misjudges cross.
More misery for City and Duke as Exeter go 2-0 up
Gosling low shot saved at foot of post by Duke.
O'Flynn coming back on with a bandaged head.
O'Flynn and McHugh clash of heads and Exeter striker goes off to be patched up.
Exeter take this short but Connell's tackle wins possession.
Exeter win second corner. City will be very wary of Woodman's left foot.
Very important interception by Davies to clear after Bennett volleys into danger zone.
Chances for City from corner, McHugh heads across goal instead of at goal and Davies fires over from close range.
Connell releases Hanson who cuts inside box well but can't quite poke it past Krysiak.
Thompson and Darby get in good crossing positions before Jones slices volley wide.
Scrappy spell at the moment, City need to take more care on the ball.
He's able to continue.
Now Doyle has gone off for treatment after an accidental clash with Davies.
Exeter score from corner, looks like an own goal off Duke. Good corner from Woodman and goes in off keeper's head. 0-1
Exeter's first corner off McHugh.
Doyle takes it but Krysiak claims well at back post.
City win first corner of the game.
Nelson jumps well to meet Jones free-kick but Krysiak saves low down.
And Davies comes back on to big cheer from the away fans.
Davies being treated, looks like he might try to come back on.
Came from an innocuous challenge after both centre halves went for same ball.
Davies back on his feet, being helped off pitch gingerly.
On comes the stretcher for the centre half. McArdle getting warmed up but Davies has now stood up.
Davies still down, this is looking worrying.
Davies down and looks in a bit of trouble after clash with Nelson.
Exeter kicking off from a very soggy centre circle.
Bit of surface water on the pitch after that downpour.
Heavy rain greets the arrival of both teams.
Sorry about the delay in updates, the signal keeps fading in and out.
I have a good feeling about this afternoon #bcafc— @medwaybantam 16 March 2013
Phil Parkinson's 100th game in charge of City this afternoon.
Big opportunity for Connell today, hope he can take it. Must be goals in that line up. #bcafc— @BantamsCraig 16 March 2013
That is a strong team today, predicting a 3-1 win. Come on city! #bcafc— @Fourcats_Katie 16 March 2013
Striker Jamie Cureton is on the bench for Exeter alongside former City keeper Rhys Evans.
But there is no Tommy Doherty who is ruled out with a back injury.
EXETER: Krysiak, Amankwaah, Baldwin, Coles, Woodman, Bennett, D'Ath, Molesley, Davies, Gosling, O'Flynn. Subs: Tully, Cureton, Bauza, Keohane, Dawson, Moore-Taylor, Evans.
Alan Connell starts his first league game in 2013 as Phil Parkinson goes for a diamond formation at Exeter.
Connell will play behind a front two of Garry Thompson and James Hanson.
Will Atkinson, Gary Jones and Nathan Doyle will operate in a three-man midfield with Parkinson making five changes from the goalless draw at Plymouth.
Michael Nelson replaces Rory McArdle at centre half alongside Andrew Davies. James Meredith is back on the bench - his first appearance in the squad since New Year's Day.
CITY: Duke, Darby, Nelson, Davies, McHugh, Doyle, Atkinson, Jones, Connell, Thompson, Connell. Subs: Meredith, Ravenhill, Reid, Hines, McArdle, Wells, McLaughlin.
Good afternoon and welcome from a suddenly very wet St James Park in Exeter. Team news expected very shortly but hearing that City could be going 4-3-1-2.